Buttigieg backed by LGBTQ group; Jimmy Carter says Trump illegitimate President; and Purple-Haired Lesbian Goddess Flattens France Like a Crêpe

Buttigieg backed by LGBTQ group; Jimmy Carter says Trump illegitimate President; and Purple-Haired Lesbian Goddess Flattens France Like a Crêpe

New state laws in Indiana
The 2019 session of the Indiana General Assembly concluded on April 24, 2019. During this time, many prominent pieces of legislation were approved and signed into law by Governor Holcomb. Many of these laws will go into effect on July 1, 2019. Below is a short list of bills that will become law in Indiana beginning this July. (Indiana Senate Democrats)

Buttigieg backed by LGBTQ group after showing he’s more than the ‘gay candidate’
The LGBTQ Victory Fund, a group dedicated to electing LGBTQ candidates, will become the first national organization to endorse Pete Buttigieg’s presidential campaign Friday. (USA Today)

Federal judge blocks abortion law
A federal judge blocked an Indiana law that would ban a second-trimester abortion procedure on Friday, just days before the law was set to come into force. (Journal Gazette)

Democratic county chair to face Ensley in 1st District
Misti Meehan, Allen County’s Democratic Party chairwoman, filed Friday to run for the Fort Wayne City Council, saying 1st District constituents are looking for an advocate. That means incumbent Paul Ensley, unopposed in last month’s Republican primary, faces competition in November to retain his council seat. (Journal Gazette)

Court To Decide Whether Seizure Of Car For Minor Drug Offense Was Excessive
More than five years after the state seized his car, Tyson Timbs was back before the Indiana Supreme Court Friday arguing that taking his $40,000 car for a $260 drug deal is excessive and unconstitutional. (The Statehouse File)

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Supreme Court to decide fate of DACA
Adding a high-stakes immigration case to its election-year agenda, the Supreme Court said Friday it will decide whether President Donald Trump can terminate an Obama-era program shielding young migrants from deportation. (Journal Gazette)

Biden Takes Beating At Debate
Kamala Harris made Joe Biden forget how to be Joe Biden.Maybe she even made him forget that he was Joe Biden, former vice president of the United States and a man whose greatest political gift was the ability to ooze empathy. (The Statehouse File)

Jimmy Carter says Trump wouldn’t be president without help from Russia
Former president Jimmy Carter said Friday that he believes a full investigation of the 2016 election would show that President Trump prevailed because of Russian interference on his behalf and otherwise would not be in office. (Washington Post)

Purple-Haired Lesbian Goddess Flattens France Like a Crêpe
Megan Rapinoe has spent this week enduring Swiss-cheese brained criticism from some powerful haters, but today, after the USWNT’s 2-1 victory over France, there can be no slander against her. Rapinoe scored the first two goals of the game—and the only ones for the U.S.—as she piloted her national team through their toughest opponent of the World Cup. (Deadspin)

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